Singled Out: Anubis Gate's Golden Days
Anubis Gate has gone through major changes since our last and critically acclaimed concept album "The Detached" from 2009. Not only did we sign a new record deal with Nightmare, we also had to replace Jacob Hansen, the former lead vocalist. Luckily our bass player and lyric writer was ready to take over and finish the album that was already recorded.
The first single from our selftitled forthcoming album is called "Golden days". It's a song about having major dreams and a naive belief in the future - a feeling of immortality and invincibility that especially young people experience and which is crucial if you want to make it to the top. But when they grow older they tend to feel more careful or vulnerable, 'cause they've learnt some of life's lessons or have children to take care of. And all of a sudden invincible has changed to invisible - the golden days are but a memory; an old feeling of grandeur and lost youth, but replaced by a more solid wisdom and maturity that was lacking in the young dreamer. The single version is an alternate version to that of the album and it will be accompanied by a video, which is in making as we speak
The single "Golden days" is backed with a cover of Nik Kershaw's hit "Wouldn't it be good" (non-album track). We usually record some cover versions just for the fun of it, and always songs that are close to the heart of the band for one or another reason. And we all loved this one so we decided we might as well release it. We might release a lot of the other "rare and unreleased" at a later point in time. The single represents the heavy rock part of Anubis Gate on an album that also contains both faster, more epic, more heavy and more metal stuff. In fact, all the things that people has come to expect from an Anubis Gate album. "Golden days" is released on iTunes August ? and the album (CD also) on September 13, 2011.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!